Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was just named most innovative company according to a survey conducted by Booz  & Company. This is the third year in a row the Cupertino-based company secured top spot in the annual survey.

Ross Rubin, a research analyst for Reticle Research, explained Apple’s success to CNN. “Apple’s innovation focuses on bringing together different parts of an ecosystem and tightly integrating them together, with meticulous attention to detail.”  He also sent an email to Wired magazine explaining, “They refine consumer capabilities in an approachable offering with broad appeal.”

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In the same survey by Booz & Company, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) ranked number two and 3M number three.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is still one of the best companies to work for. CNNMoney recently ranked the top twenty-five best places to work for around the globe and Google still ranks at number two.

The highlight of working for Google? It’s their Career Guru service, a coaching service that helps connect leaders with employees. This service is available in fourteen offices throughout the world.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)  also has another notable program, called EngAdvisors, where the company’s engineers can get advice from senior engineers.

Last year, the search engine giant ranked number four on the list, so this year’s jump was quite a boost for the company.

CNN Money named SAS, a software company that specializes in business analytics, number one this year. One of the company’s top employee perks is the monthly breakfast meeting titled “Conversations Over Coffee”, which allows employees to meet up with the company’s CEO to talk about virtually anything.

The new survey rankings for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) prove that both companies hold a dominate position in the market. Both companies are successful and financially lucrative, and now they’re also getting even more recognition.